Designate an EIR Accessibility Coordinator

​Description

Every Texas state agency and institution of higher education is required to provide an environment that affords equal access to electronic and information resources for state employees and members of the public with or without disabilities. This includes identifying the EIR Accessibility Coordinator (EIRAC) for the agency or institution.

Scope

This requirement applies to Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education unless exempt from DIR rules.

Procedure

In accordance with 1 TAC 213, state agencies and institutions of higher education shall inform DIR within 30 days whenever the EIR Accessibility Coordinator position is vacant, or a new/replacement EIR Accessibility Coordinator is designated.

The Information Resources Manager (IRM) or head of the organization informs DIR by completing this online form.

To name a joint EIRAC (one who serves more than one agency or university), complete a separate form for each organization. Indicate which organization will serve as the primary contact.

EIRAC Job Duties

DIR administrative rule does not specify mandatory requirements for the position, as functions will vary based on the size of the agency. DIR has posted examples of agency accessibility coordinators’ roles and responsibilities received from other agencies. It is the responsibility of each agency to identify the specific job duties of their EIR Accessibility Coordinator.

Questions

Please contact the Statewide EIR Accessibility Program Director with any questions.